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Steve: "We Have To Take Those Chances"

28 December 2015

Alex boss gives us his post match reaction following last minute defeat to the Shrews


"We didn't keep our concentration and we were hit on the break because we didn't organise ourselves well enough from our free-kick."

"We didn't start the game at all well. They looked like a side that had played on Saturday and we hadn't for nine days. We were slow to start and we didn't start at all well. They were on the front foot and they scored in that period but we managed to equalise fairly quickly and I thought we got stronger after that. We really grew into the game and grew stronger. We created a large number of chances. Their keeper made some good saves and they blocked everything. We couldn't find that second goal and left the back door open and that is the most frustrating thing.

"When you are pressing and looking for the next goal, you also have to remain tight at the back and not have that lapse of concentration at the back. We did that and we were punished for it. Ben (Garratt) didn't get enough distance on the free-kick and Ian Black has headed it back unchallenged and we didn't get close enough to them. It was a similar goal to the first one and we have to defend better than that.

"It doesn't get any easier to deal with and it is disappointing for us because I lost count on how many chances we created. We created numerous chances, more than at any point this season, and you have to take those chances when you are on top in a game. We have to be more clinical there.

After the 2-1 defeat, Crewe Alex boss Steve Davis told the club's official web-site: "It has happened to us before. It has happened to us before at Doncaster Rovers from a leading position and we have done it today from a position where we would have got a point.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says his side have to become more clinical in front of goal if we are going to get ourselves out of trouble. Crewe lost 2-1 to Shrewsbury Town with winger Shaun Whalley curling home a fine winner in the final minute but we were left to rue a host of missed chances. Crewe created a host of second half chances but couldn't find another goal to go and claim the three points and we were punished in the final minute after Whalley's picked his corner.

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